Dear colleagues of Division 8,
I hope you and your family are fine even in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Actually, in Japan, the situation is very uncertain, especially in Tokyo
As for the captioned matter, it was decided that the ACID RAIN 2020
conference would be postponed to late 2021 or early 2022. Although the
actual new date is still under discussion, we have just updated HP to
inform potential participants of the current situation.
The name of the conference "ACID RAIN 2020" will not be changed to
utilize the materials prepared so far (such as logo, HP, registration
I will inform you when the new date is decided.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Hiroyuki SASE, Ph.D.
Ecological Impact Research Department
Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC)
Telephone: +81-25-263-0559 (direct)
Network Center for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Atmospheric Environment Sciences in East Asia (Cooperation course)
Graduate School of Science and Technology
APN Project on Sulphur Dynamics: http://www.apn.acap.asia
ACID RAIN 2020: https://www.acidrain2020.org
Von: ADG-Mitsugi [mailto:ADG-Mitsugi@fao.org]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020 11:52
Betreff: Call for nominations for the 2021 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary
individual for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on
The CPF launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and
commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest
issues around the world.
In 2021, the CPF will award one individual for her/his outstanding
achievements for forests during the XV World Forestry Congress (24-28 May
2021, Seoul, Korea).
The awardee will receive a cash prize of USD 20 000 along with international
recognition of the outstanding contributions to preserve, restore and
sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests
play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, youth and
The Wangari Maathai Award is an initiative of CBD, CIFOR, CITES, FAO, GEF,
ICRAF, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO, UNCCD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFF and World Bank,
all members of the CPF. Nominations will be reviewed by an international
jury of renowned personalities, who will also take into consideration such
elements as empowering women, youth and civil society, fostering social
commitment, promoting networks and improving the valuation of forests in
Eligibility: Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominees may
be persons, living or recently deceased, who have made exceptional
contributions to forests. Professional and research contributions will only
be considered if they are conducted outside of normal work-related
responsibilities. Applications received from a nominee's kin or business
partner are not eligible for consideration. Applications related to
grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.
Selection: The closing date for receipt of nominations is 15 September 2020.
The awardee will be selected by a jury nominated by CPF members, which will
take into account gender and regional balance when considering potential
Announcement: The awardee will be notified of their selection via email in
February 2021. This year's Wangari Maathai Award will be presented during
the XV World Forestry Congress <http://wfc2021korea.org/> (24-28 May 2021),
at the Coex Convention Center in Seoul, Korea.
To submit an application: Please send completed nominations to the CPF
Secretariat at cpf(a)un.org. Find more information and the application
guidelines which should be used when submitting your nomination at the
website <http://www.cpfweb.org/97445/en/> .
Open Call: Active restoration of timber production and other ecosystem
services in secondary and degraded forest
I am writing to inform that I am editing a special issue (SI) of Forest
Ecology and Management, entitled "Active restoration of timber production
and other ecosystem services in secondary and degraded forest". From your
research focus, I feel that you may contribute to this special issue.
Forest Ecology and Management is a peer reviewed journal that publishes
scientific articles linking forest ecology with forest management. 2019 IF:
3.170. 5-year IF: 3.581. Website:
The Open call of the SI is located at:
The submission portal will be opened from the 1st of September and until the
1st of December 2020.
All submissions will go through the normal FEM review process. The handling
editor of this SI is Cindy Prescott (Cindy.Prescott(a)ubc.ca); the guest
editors are Plinio Sist, Bryan Finegan and myself.
We aim to have the special issue ready by December 2020.
We look forward to reading your Manuscript. Please inform your colleagues of
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